Co-Op and Murchie’s Recall Tea Due To Salmonella

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Health Hazard Alert – Certain tea products may contain Salmonella bacteria

Recall date:
February 24, 2013
Reason for recall:
Microbiological – Salmonella
Hazard classification:
Class 2
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan
Extent of the distribution:

Advisory details

Ottawa, February 24, 2013 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to consume the tea products described below because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products.

Affected products

Brand Name Common Name Size Codes(s) on Product UPC
Murchie’s Lemon Drop Tea 25 tea bags (56 g) Batch code 615125 0 67421 31025 5
Co-Op Gold Organic Pomegranate White Tea 20 tea bags (40 g) BBD: 2014JA26 and 2014MA26 0 57316 14280 1

More information

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause salmonellosis, a foodborne illness. In young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems, salmonellosis may cause serious and sometimes deadly infections. In otherwise healthy people, salmonellosis may cause short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Long-term complications may include severe arthritis.


    • Murchie's Lemon Drop Tea
    • Murchie' Lemon Drop Tea - Universal Product Code
    • Co-op Gold- Organic Pomegranate White Tea



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